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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 19: Department Populations and Response Rates


        TABLE I-2.  SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTAL POPULATION AT
              DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                  FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............|   8,464 |   8,710 |   8,833 |   8,974 |   9,167 |   9,400 |   9,594 |   9,813
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|   6,102 |   6,315 |   6,393 |   6,466 |   6,618 |   6,768 |   6,863 |   7,006
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|   4,940 |   5,116 |   5,183 |   5,236 |   5,351 |   5,466 |   5,539 |   5,649
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|     533 |     542 |     545 |     543 |     552 |     556 |     558 |     560
   ASTRONOMY .............................|      32 |      33 |      33 |      33 |      33 |      33 |      34 |      34
   CHEMISTRY .............................|     255 |     259 |     261 |     261 |     263 |     263 |     263 |     261
   PHYSICS ...............................|     229 |     234 |     237 |     235 |     242 |     244 |     245 |     249
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      17 |      16 |      14 |      14 |      14 |      16 |      16 |      16
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     292 |     301 |     304 |     307 |     319 |     321 |     325 |     334
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      28 |      28 |      28 |      28 |      29 |      29 |      31 |      32
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     187 |     192 |     192 |     192 |     200 |     201 |     201 |     205
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      37 |      37 |      42 |      42 |      45 |      45 |      45 |      46
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|      40 |      44 |      42 |      45 |      45 |      46 |      48 |      51
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|     339 |     347 |     351 |     356 |     362 |     369 |     375 |     385
   MATHEMATICS & APPLIED MATHEMATICS .....|     277 |     283 |     286 |     289 |     293 |     294 |     298 |     304
   STATISTICS ............................|      62 |      64 |      65 |      67 |      69 |      75 |      77 |      81
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|     210 |     216 |     219 |     231 |     238 |     248 |     251 |     258
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     278 |     280 |     284 |     294 |     302 |     314 |     312 |     319
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   1,788 |   1,813 |   1,822 |   1,824 |   1,866 |   1,906 |   1,953 |   1,982
   ANATOMY ...............................|     114 |     113 |     115 |     107 |     106 |     105 |     104 |     105
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     187 |     189 |     189 |     182 |     186 |     189 |     190 |     190
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     219 |     224 |     226 |     231 |     229 |     231 |     230 |     229
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|      47 |      48 |      49 |      51 |      56 |      61 |      69 |      71
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|      31 |      31 |      32 |      31 |      33 |      33 |      33 |      33
   BOTANY ................................|     106 |     108 |     107 |     104 |     104 |     102 |     103 |     104
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|      82 |      87 |      88 |      92 |      96 |     104 |     110 |     119
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      22 |      22 |      25 |      26 |      27 |      28 |      27 |      31
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|      47 |      48 |      47 |      48 |      49 |      48 |      49 |      49
   GENETICS ..............................|      61 |      64 |      65 |      67 |      72 |      76 |      79 |      82
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     232 |     234 |     233 |     237 |     243 |     249 |     260 |     261
   NUTRITION .............................|      96 |      98 |      98 |     103 |     108 |     112 |     114 |     119
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     147 |     145 |     143 |     143 |     147 |     145 |     144 |     144
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     164 |     166 |     165 |     162 |     163 |     167 |     168 |     169
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     146 |     146 |     150 |     145 |     146 |     146 |     146 |     144
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|      53 |      52 |      50 |      49 |      49 |      47 |      50 |      50
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|      34 |      38 |      40 |      46 |      52 |      63 |      77 |      82
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|     354 |     430 |     451 |     465 |     487 |     510 |     515 |     532
   PSYCHOLOGY, GENERAL ...................|       6 |     164 |     189 |     197 |     215 |     235 |     240 |     253
   CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ...................|     344 |     186 |     166 |     168 |     167 |     165 |     162 |     164
   PSYCHOLOGY, N.E.C. ....................|       4 |      80 |      96 |     100 |     105 |     110 |     113 |     115
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|   1,146 |   1,187 |   1,207 |   1,216 |   1,225 |   1,242 |   1,250 |   1,279
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|      51 |      51 |      52 |      52 |      52 |      53 |      52 |      53
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|     114 |     116 |     117 |     121 |     125 |     127 |     129 |     131
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|     188 |     193 |     194 |     193 |     195 |     198 |     198 |     200
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|      95 |      94 |      92 |      93 |      94 |      96 |      96 |      97
   HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE .....|      24 |      24 |      23 |      23 |      21 |      19 |      20 |      21
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|      66 |      69 |      70 |      69 |      71 |      70 |      69 |      69
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|     278 |     297 |     303 |     301 |     303 |     308 |     313 |     319
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|     162 |     161 |     167 |     170 |     171 |     171 |     172 |     173
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|      32 |      32 |      31 |      31 |      29 |      29 |      26 |      27
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. ...............|     136 |     150 |     158 |     163 |     164 |     171 |     175 |     189
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   1,162 |   1,199 |   1,210 |   1,230 |   1,267 |   1,302 |   1,324 |   1,357
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      38 |      41 |      41 |      42 |      44 |      48 |      50 |      52
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      41 |      41 |      41 |      41 |      41 |      41 |      40 |      38
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|      45 |      48 |      49 |      50 |      51 |      56 |      56 |      56
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     128 |     130 |     133 |     133 |     138 |     139 |     139 |     139
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     181 |     187 |     183 |     186 |     193 |     198 |     200 |     209
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     180 |     188 |     194 |     197 |     205 |     212 |     214 |     220
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      34 |      35 |      35 |      35 |      36 |      37 |      39 |      41
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|     111 |     119 |     126 |     127 |     133 |     137 |     146 |     155
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     175 |     177 |     173 |     174 |     177 |     182 |     182 |     184
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|      77 |      80 |      85 |      89 |      96 |     101 |     101 |     104
  MINING ENGINEERING .....................|      29 |      29 |      26 |      27 |      28 |      28 |      30 |      29
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      27 |      27 |      27 |      26 |      26 |      25 |      25 |      26
  PETROLEUM ENGINEERING ..................|      19 |      19 |      19 |      19 |      19 |      19 |      19 |      18
  ENGINEERING, N.E.C. ....................|      77 |      78 |      78 |      84 |      80 |      79 |      83 |      86
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   2,362 |   2,395 |   2,440 |   2,508 |   2,549 |   2,632 |   2,731 |   2,807
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 MEDICAL FIELDS ..........................|   1,786 |   1,805 |   1,829 |   1,880 |   1,913 |   1,962 |   2,030 |   2,086
  ANESTHESIOLOGY .........................|      82 |      81 |      84 |      85 |      87 |      87 |      87 |      89
  CARDIOLOGY .............................|      68 |      67 |      67 |      67 |      67 |      68 |      69 |      70
  ONCOLOGY/CANCER RESEARCH ...............|      32 |      32 |      36 |      36 |      38 |      45 |      48 |      51
  ENDOCRINOLOGY ..........................|      70 |      72 |      73 |      74 |      74 |      73 |      72 |      74
  GASTROENTEROLOGY .......................|      64 |      64 |      64 |      65 |      65 |      66 |      68 |      71
  HEMATOLOGY .............................|      71 |      70 |      68 |      67 |      67 |      69 |      71 |      73
  NEUROLOGY ..............................|     115 |     120 |     125 |     130 |     135 |     137 |     145 |     154
  OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY ..............|      90 |      91 |      91 |      92 |      92 |      95 |      96 |      96
  OPHTHALMOLOGY ..........................|      76 |      77 |      78 |      80 |      80 |      80 |      81 |      82
  OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY ....................|      67 |      68 |      68 |      70 |      70 |      70 |      71 |      72
  PEDIATRICS .............................|     105 |     106 |     105 |     107 |     107 |     109 |     111 |     115
  PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ...|     153 |     155 |     156 |     163 |     164 |     171 |     176 |     180
  PSYCHIATRY .............................|      94 |      92 |      98 |     101 |     100 |     101 |     103 |     107
  PULMONARY DISEASE ......................|      63 |      62 |      63 |      63 |      62 |      64 |      67 |      68
  RADIOLOGY ..............................|     118 |     121 |     122 |     128 |     131 |     135 |     137 |     139
  SURGERY ................................|     213 |     216 |     216 |     221 |     233 |     238 |     246 |     251
  CLINICAL MEDICINE, N.E.C. ..............|     305 |     311 |     315 |     331 |     341 |     354 |     382 |     394
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OTHER HEALTH FIELDS ......................|     576 |     590 |     611 |     628 |     636 |     670 |     701 |     721
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|      77 |      77 |      79 |      78 |      76 |      82 |      87 |      83
 NURSING .................................|     113 |     117 |     119 |     122 |     125 |     131 |     135 |     139
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|      82 |      79 |      81 |      83 |      84 |      89 |      91 |      94
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|     119 |     121 |     122 |     123 |     124 |     127 |     130 |     132
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      35 |      36 |      37 |      41 |      41 |      42 |      44 |      45
 HEALTH RELATED, N.E.C. ..................|     150 |     160 |     173 |     181 |     186 |     199 |     214 |     228
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KEY:      N.E.C.= NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING